When I feel like being a subtle geek I really don’t like things that say “OMG MY FANDOM IS_________” with logos and garish colors and blah all over it. I want a fellow fan to pick up on what it is, but otherwise it looks normal to everyone else.
Problem is, most shirts are like that. For the most part people like advertising what they are into. Recently I wanted a DMC shirt, but all three of them were rather ugly.
Case in point:
Look at this… who in the heck thought this was a good design? I think it took 5 minutes in photoshop to churn that out. This franchise deserves better than that. For goodness sakes it doesn’t even use ANY of the DMC fonts. It’s not like they are hard to find. Two identical shotguns…really….really? Of ALL the awesome weapons in game you give us a generic gun. On top of that… mirror imaged.
So I heard of this stencil method from a friend online. I made note of it and thought I would use it on my next whatever I was working on. Then I saw that meh shirt in Hot Topic and I was like “Well, I think I found my first project for it.”
That worked out really well so the next week I moved on to the colors I wanted and that ginormous sword I had to cut out. I also got the image for that from the artbook and I cleaned that up myself and scaled it up.
The cutting was a little tedious but it only took 2-3 hours I think. I took breaks to rest my hand from all the precise cutting the text needed.
While we’re at it might as well show off some other fan shirts I’ve made.
This is one I made for Peter a long while back for the second Spiderman movie premiere. Bowler style shirts are not terribly easy but they look nice when done.
This is my Quidditch jacket made for just wearing around mostly. Angelina Johnson is a chaser so I figured if Hogwarts had letter jackets they might look like this. It’s based off the robes in movie…uh…3 I think.
Dude is tall.
I can’t believe you made it this far through my rambling…. heh
Next up when I’m not busy I think I need an Aperture Science shirt, and a Katamari shirt.